Long holiday weekends can be particularly dangerous for drivers since more cars are on the road, but bad weather and other factors can also contribute to accidents. There are things drivers can do to make the roads safer for themselves and others.
First, people should be aware of and obey traffic laws. Speeding and other violations are among the top causes of motor vehicle accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2013, driving under the influence was a factor in almost one-third of deadly car crashes. Drivers who would never consider drinking and driving might still get behind the wheel when they are tired, but this can be dangerous as well. People should remain alert while driving.